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Healthier children, happier communities is the overall impact of street play! So say three separate reports published this week. Firstly, a survey conducted amongst the national network of ‘playing out’ streets shows how the temporary play street model is having a deep impact for children, adults and whole street communities. Key impact findings include: The majority of people reported that children had learned or improved physical and social skills, including riding a bike (80%) and interacting with other children (88%). The…

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Air Pollution and Street Play

Zoe Banks Gross posted this in Community, Free Play, Traffic on 23/06/2017

The severe impact of traffic-related air pollution on children’s health is becoming ever clearer and more worrying. On…

News from the Playing Out Movement June 2017

posted this in Community, International street play, News on 19/06/2017

Welcome to the June newsletter. Playing Out is supporting a growing movement of people who want children to…

Learning to Ride a Bike: Solving the Parents’ Dilemma

Daniella Radice posted this in Childhood, Community, Cycling on 19/05/2017

  Do you remember learning to ride a bike? One of my key memories is that my younger…

Growing Street Play in my Community: Jo’s Story

Jo Chesterman posted this in Community on 27/03/2017

Bristol resident Jo Chesterman tells us how her dynamism has lead her to promote Playing Out throughout her…

Designing Streets for Play – Research and Observation

Helen Forman posted this in Local activators, Playing Out, Traffic on 01/03/2017

There’s a house on a corner near where I live in suburban Leeds that makes me happy nearly…

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